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17 REASONS WHY CANADA IS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE THAN THE USA
Let's face it. Hands down, Canada is a far better place to live than the United States. Forbes named us the best country in the world to do business; we've dodged the economic crisis that's rattled the U.S., and Europe; our pharamaceuticals are cheaper; we have a better view of the Niagara Falls; and then there's the fresh air. But that's not all. Here are 17 additional reasons why Canada is a better place to live than the U.S.
HOME TO SEVERAL MYTHICAL CREATURES
Cryptozoologists claim that Canada is the home of several cryptids, including:
A giant sloth-like creatures known as the beaver-eater.
A cannibalistic wildman
in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia among several lake monsters
EXTENDED SEASHORE SCENERY
Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 151,600 miles.
Ours might be smaller and fewer in number but Canadian cities consistently rank above American cities on livability.
4 PLENTY OF FRESH DRINKING WATER FOR ALL
Canada contains 9% of the world's renewable water supply.
MORE WOMEN THAN MEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE
SIZE DOES MATTER
Canada is the second largest country in the world, behind Russia.
ENDLESS OXYGEN AND HIKING TRAILS
and natural habitat for you favorite woodland creatures!
Canada is home to one-tenth of the world's forests.
HOME OF THE MAN'S SPORTS
While ice hockey is Canada's most prevalent sport, lacrose is the country's official.
Ice hockey was developed in Canada, based on games that have been played since the tenth century.
Basketball was invented by a Canadian.*
*Canadian James Naismith invented basketball to givehis physical education students at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts, an indoor team sport to play during the long winters.)
The electron microscope
The electronic organ
The IMAX film system
The electric cooking range
Canada is a major producer and consumer of cheese. In 1997, canadians produced 350,000 tons of at least 32 varieties of Cheese and ate an average of 23.4 pounds per person.
Canadians consume more macaroni and cheese than any other nation.
GOOD BEER IS MADE FAST.
The Moosehead Brewery in Saint John, New Bruswick, turns out 1,642 bottles of beer per minute.
CANADIANS LIVE LONGER
Canadians have the 8th highest average life expectancy in the world at 81.16 years. The United States ranks 46th at 78.14 years.
CANADIANS ARE SWEET BY NATURE
Quebec produces more than 2/3 of the world's maple syrup.
CANADIANS ARE TRENDSETTERS
Sandy Gardiner, a journalist with the Ottawa Journal in the 60's coined the term 'Beatlemania' while he was writing a story about the Beatles.
CANADIANS ARE WELL- TRAVELED
About 56% of Canadians have a passport while just 37% of Americans do.
CANADA EXPORTED CELENE DION TO THE U.S
RYAN GOSLING IS 100% CANADIAN
Need we say more?